Samuel Joseph Faircloth, 91, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at Shoreland Healthcare and Retirement Center in Whiteville. Born June 21, 1926 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Oliver Zeno Faircloth and Cynthia Prudence Anderson Faircloth. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Joey Faircloth; six sisters; and one grandson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Inman Ward Funeral Home. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery.
He is survived by four sons, Dennis Todd of Clarendon, Fred Todd, Ricky Faircloth, Ronnie Faircloth, all of Whiteville; two daughters, Wanda Gayle Stevens of Whiteville, Rhonda Anthony of Ashboro; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.